CID Director: Police probing PSM from many angles

(Bernama) – The police are looking at several angles in their investigation into Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) for allegedly trying to rekindle communist ideology in the country, CID Director Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said today.

He said the police were also taking into account the materials seized from the 31 PSM activists who were held by the police on Saturday.

The case was being investigated under Section 122 of the Penal Code pertaining to the collecting of men, arms or ammunition with the intention of waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, a Ruler or Yang Dipertua Negeri, he said.

“They (the activists) had made much preparation, such as distributing leaflets and wearing T-shirts propagating the ideology with the aim of inciting the people to hate the government,” he told reporters after attending the third “Ops Lusuh” meeting with Celcom Axiata Berhad to identify measures to beat vandalism.

Mohd Bakri said the police would take stern action to stop any act which violated the law.
“The act by the activists can spark chaos in the country. We will strive to resolve the case quickly,” he said. 

On Saturday, the police arrested 31 PSM activists, among them Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, at the Sungai Dua toll plaza in Kepala Batas.

They were travelling in a tour bus, apparently to distribute leaflets on the planned July 9 illegal assembly.